Morris Carnovsky Papers
In 1976, Morris Carnovsky, a prominent Shakespearean actor and Washington University alum, returned to the Edison Theatre to perform the lead in “King Lear”. This collection contains material from that production, including a news release, a program, and a scrapbook containing pictures of Morris Carnovsky as King Lear.
William G.B. Carson Papers
Federal Theatre Playbill, August 29, 1938
Folded playbill, four pages. The playbill was create for the Liottle Black Sambo production by the Federal Theatre, held at the Great Northern Theatre, opening on August 29, 1938 in Chicago. The play was produced as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) program and was written by Charlotte Chorpenning. The playbill is printed with blue text and accents on a white background. Item 168 in collection catalog.
Noah Miller Ludlow Letter
Autograph letter signed from Ludlow to Solomon Smith concerning his travels in the East and discussing prospective jobs, and the formation of a new acting company. 4 pages
Harley Hammerman Collection on Eugene O’Neill
Department of Performing Arts Records
The Department of Performing Arts Records consists of a small batch of materials related to the Edison Summer Theater and a playscript of The Awakening. Also included are a collection of slides and audiovisual materials documenting dramatic and dance productions.
All audiovisual materials are located in the Film and Media vault.
Vincent Piacentini Papers
Washington University Poster Collection
The Washington University Poster Collection consists of posters for various campus events as well as poster and flyers from the student bulletin board in Whispers Café in Olin Library. The collection is arranged roughly in chronological order.
Arthur W. Proetz Collection
Typescripts by Fannie Hurst and Zoe Akins and a collection of New York Theater programs
George Bernard Shaw Papers
The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and memorabilia relating to George Bernard Shaw. Correspondence, 1901 - 1928, includes 30 letters and cards to John Drinkwater. Also, autograph manuscript of speech, portraits of Shaw, and various personal artifacts.